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House Committee Approves School Flexibility Act

The House Education Policy Committee today gave a favorable report to HB 84, known as the Local Control School Flexibility Act. Sponsored by Rep. Chad Fincher, R-Mobile, the bill would provide local school systems the ability to request more flexibility from certain state statutes, policies and regulations in order to …

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Speaker Hubbard at our Tuesday Morning Legislative Leadership Meeting (Video Highlights)

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard kicked off the 2013 legislative session on Tuesday (Feb. 5) by briefing the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee. Hubbard, R-Auburn, said the House in 2012 pushed a job-creation, job-growth agenda along with resisting certain mandates from Washington, D.C. “We have in the Legislature …

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Fighting for our Children’s Future

When the 2013 regular session of the Alabama Legislature convenes tomorrow, the Business Council of Alabama will be vigorously engaged on a number of issues from economic development to healthcare regulations to property rights and others. But perhaps no issue demands our lawmakers’ attention more than public education.  Many may …

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